The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

by Alastair Hannay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521471516

ISBN-13: 9780521471510

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few thinkers have been so consistently misunderstood as Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Amongst the many myths that have attached themselves to his work is the belief that Kierkegaard was an irrationalist who denied the value of clear and honest thinking. The truth is that Kierkegaard did deny the power of reason to uncover universal and objective truth in matters of…  See more details below

Overview

Few thinkers have been so consistently misunderstood as Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Amongst the many myths that have attached themselves to his work is the belief that Kierkegaard was an irrationalist who denied the value of clear and honest thinking. The truth is that Kierkegaard did deny the power of reason to uncover universal and objective truth in matters of value, but in the current philosophical climate there is nothing irrational about that. The contributors to this companion probe the full depth of Kierkegaard's thought revealing its distinctive subtlety. The topics covered include Kierkegaard's views on art and religion, ethics and psychology, theology and politics, and knowledge and virtue. Much attention is devoted to the pervasive influence of Kierkegaard on twentieth-century philosophy and theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521471510
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1"Out with It!": The modern breakthrough, Kierkegaard and Denmark15
2The unknown Kierkegaard: Twentieth-century receptions48
3Art in an age of reflection76
4Kierkegaard and Hegel101
5Neither either nor or: The perils of reflexive irony125
6Realism and antirealism in Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript154
7Existence, emotion, and virtue: Classical themes in Kierkegaard177
8Faith and the Kierkegaardian leap207
9Arminian edification: Kierkegaard on grace and free will235
10"Developing" Fear and Trembling257
11Repetition: Getting the world back282
12Anxiety in The Concept of Anxiety308
13Kierkegaard and the variety of despair329
14Kierkegaard's Christian ethics349
15Religious dialectics and Christology376
16The utilitarian self and the "useless" passion of faith397
Bibliography411
Index421

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